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I've just reformatted an re installed windows 98.
i only have 2 or 16 colours and the lowest screen res
how do i get a higher one
i have a veiwsonic monitor with standard pci graphics display adapter....... don't see a seperate vidoe card in my comp
 
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You will probably need to update the Video Drivers. If you go into the Device Manager (Right Click "My Computer", Properties, Device Manager Tab), go to display adaptors and note the name of the device. Then, go into a search engine (www.google.com is pretty good at this) and punch in the name of the driver and then "+drivers".

For instance, if I wanted to update mine, I would type:
"SiS 530" +drivers
With the quotes. You should be able to find a newer one.
 

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the driver file details are
c:\windows.000\system\vga.drv
c:\windows.000\system\vmm32.vxd (vdd.vxd)
standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
microsoft 5-11-1998
other details....
maufacturer (std display types)
hardware version 101

moniter is view sonic 15gs-3
no driver details
 
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go to display properties settings towards the bottom you will see display there is your card type.

Might want to D\L Aida32 it will give that info and so much more.
 

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it says viewsonic 15 gs-3 on standard pci graphics adapter (vga)
i have got aida 32 but it gives me no more help, only what i have put previously.
 
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A google search turned this up.

standard pci graphics adapter vga
This is not the name of your graphics card, go to www.cpuid.com download the PC wizard(on the top left hand side) and it will then tell you the model and manufacturer of the graphics card, with this info go to www.driverforum.com and download the drivers - hey presto you can view a lot more than 16 colours.
 

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installed pc wizard and when i run it it says the file OLEAUT32.DLL is out of date this program requires a newer version......i have tried to replace the dll... but it says i can't coz its being used by windows.....how do i do it???????
 

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Thanx brindle, screen res now fixed..................But
Now the sound...lol
have a creative sound blaster 16 plung and play, but can't get no sound tried reinstalling driver fot=r it with no luck..... checked on device manager and under other devices it has
cmi8330 audio adapter listed 4 times with yello q/marks next to them
also pci input controller and pci multimedia audio device is listed
if i check the properties it says no drivers are present
can you help me please
 
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Do you have the drivers on disk for your sound card? If not go to the manufactures web site and d\l them to say a temp. folder. Then go back to device manager and delete all those with question marks. reboot, windows will load generic drivers. Install yours from disk or those you D\Led.
 

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no i don't have the driver disk..........
would that be the creative web site....and what exactly am i looking for on the site......sorry to sound a bit thick :)
 
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